Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thank you for the comments and spark goodies on my blog last night.
I realize now that it was kind of rambly and unclear - I was trying to work through this and was hoping that getting it written out would help... I think it did.
I was really trying to convince myself(?) that I don't need a gym membership or fancy classes or even a workout buddy to get where I want to be. I actually have everything I need at home already, including a dedicated space, weights, DVDs, and even a nice treadmill I got for Christmas a couple of years ago (thanks Dad!). It's the getting myself to do it part I struggle with.
Anyway - I talked with the hubby about it last night and he pointed out that I started struggling about the same time as my doctor upped my dosage of Lyrica for nerve pain. Side effects include: drowsiness, fatigue, weakness, sinusitis, confusion... to name a few. Maybe this is related?? I decided to go back down to the previous dose and see it that helps. If it does, then I know I just have to either be happy with the lower dose (my preference anyway) or tough it out until I get used to the higher one.
Also, I know that once I am out of bed, I have no trouble staying up, so I decided to move my alarm (phone) into the bathroom. This had a positive unintended consequence - I didn't stay up another hour+ reading and playing on my phone last night. I had to be at work early today, so i set my alarm for 5 am (the time I'd like to get up to workout) and went to bed ant 10. According to my FitBit, I got the same amount of sleep as I did the night before, but I got up an hour and a half earlier. That's a win for me!
Anyway - sorry to ramble again, but getting all of this out of my head definitely helps me to process it.
I am thinking between the meds and the alarm relocation, I may be able to make this work!